Health Archive
20 April 2015, 05:47 PM ET
WASHINGTON — One out of 10 people will experience a seizure at some point in life, but most will never have second episode, so it's hard to say which patients should start taking medication.
20 April 2015, 04:02 PM ET
The number of new breast cancer cases diagnosed each year in the United States is predicted to rise 50 percent over the next 15 years, a new study suggests.
17 April 2015, 03:40 PM ET
A medical checkup of people living in remote villages deep in the Amazon rainforest in Venezuela has uncovered striking details about these villagers' microbiomes, the bacteria living on and in their bodies, a new study finds.
17 April 2015, 03:05 PM ET
The outbreak of flu that has sickened thousands of dogs in the Midwest is a new strain that likely came from Asia, experts say.
17 April 2015, 06:20 AM ET
Egg freezing is expensive, but for some women, it may be cheaper than alternative ways of getting pregnant later on. So at what age is egg freezing no longer cost-effective? A new study holds clues.
17 April 2015, 06:16 AM ET
A woman in Australia had an unexpected medical emergency on New Year's Eve after she accidentally inhaled one of her earrings, according to a new case report.
16 April 2015, 06:47 PM ET
The fight between actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb over the fate of the couple's frozen embryos may hinge on one question, an expert says.
16 April 2015, 01:57 PM ET
The poop of people living in modernized countries differs from that of people who live in nonindustrialized countries in a key way, researchers say.
16 April 2015, 06:38 AM ET
A synthetic drug called Flakka, or alpha-PVP, can lead people who overdose to have violent delusions and superhuman strength.
16 April 2015, 02:10 AM ET
American women have about a two-year gap between pregnancies, and older women tend to have their children further apart, a new report finds.
15 April 2015, 06:49 PM ET
Actress Rita Wilson attributes her the early cancer diagnosis of her breast cancer to the fact that she getting got a second opinion, a step that experts say is particularly important to take when the consequences of a medical test or treatment are seriou
15 April 2015, 05:17 PM ET
The Fitbit Charge HR is an activity-and-sleep tracker with a built-in heart-rate sensor and a stopwatch feature for timing runs and other workouts.
15 April 2015, 02:03 PM ET
The "Wayne Gretzky of knuckle cracking" subjects himself to an MRI for science and reveals the real reason that cracking joints go pop.
15 April 2015, 01:15 PM ET
Scientists at the University of Alberta, led by Rehab Med's Greg Kawchuk, used magnetic-resonance-imaging video to figure out why joints make a popping sound when they crack.
15 April 2015, 12:14 PM ET
People with depression or diabetes may face an increased risk of developing dementia, a new study finds.
15 April 2015, 12:00 PM ET
A man in the United States developed a rare and fatal brain disease tied to eating his consumption of beef more than a decade earlier, according to a new report of the case.
15 April 2015, 11:22 AM ET
Being struck by lightning is a rare event, and it can have some equally unusual medical effects. For one 77-year-old woman who survived being hit by an indirect lightning strike while sitting in her car, those effects included losing her vision in one eye
14 April 2015, 07:27 PM ET
Health apps are everywhere, but do they do more harm than good? Doctors are debating whether such self-monitoring mobile technology is useless — or even dangerous.
14 April 2015, 04:39 PM ET
Though a slim majority of Americans favor marijuana legalization, Americans are still sharply divided on the health benefits and risks of the drug, a new survey suggests
14 April 2015, 01:34 PM ET
A new Ebola vaccine study starting in Sierra Leone will test the vaccine in thousands of people who are working to fight the epidemic, health officials said today.
14 April 2015, 11:23 AM ET
Women who develop gestational diabetes before a certain point in their pregnancy have a higher chance of having a child with autism, new research shows.
13 April 2015, 06:23 PM ET
An extract made from the marijuana plan could provide some relief to people with severe epilepsy, according to a new study.
13 April 2015, 03:05 PM ET
A rare sleep disorder that makes people act out their dreams may be an early warning of a deadly neurological illness, a new review of previous research suggests.
13 April 2015, 02:21 PM ET
A California man tore a tendon in his thumb after playing a puzzle game on his smartphone too much, according to a new report of the case.
11 April 2015, 12:50 AM ET
Brown rice is a highly nutritious grain. It is good for the heart, aids digestion and may reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and high cholesterol.
10 April 2015, 09:42 PM ET
Acid reflux disease, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a chronic condition that occurs when stomach contents wash up into the throat.
10 April 2015, 04:48 PM ET
Sleep problems are common in members of the military, and treating sleep issues early may reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions.
10 April 2015, 03:44 PM ET
A healthy woman developed a relentless burning feeling in her mouth that stumped doctors and dentists for months before its strange cause was found.
10 April 2015, 02:36 PM ET
President Obama has thrown his support behind a proposed bill that would ban so-called gay conversion therapy. But why is this treatment considered harmful?
10 April 2015, 07:24 AM ET
When it comes to technology in the classroom, having kindergartners share iPads may be better for learning than simply giving each child an iPad, a new study suggests.
09 April 2015, 07:28 PM ET
Being too thin in middle age might be bad for brain health later in life, a new study suggests.
09 April 2015, 06:13 PM ET
Hemp is a non-drug variety of the Cannabis plant with many uses.